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Alpine Plant Life: Functional Plant Ecology of High Mountain Ecosystems

By: Christian Korner

338 pages, 4 col plates, b/w photos, 243 figs, 47 tabs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 2003 | Edition: 2 | #138925 | ISBN: 3540003479
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About this book

Provides a unique and comprehensive treatment of plant ecology in high mountain regions of all parts of the world.

Aus den Rezensionen zur 2. Auflage: "... Eine Vielzahl aussagekraftiger Graphiken veranschaulicht die besprochenen Phanomene, Prozesse und Faktoren. Zahlreiche Tabellen fassen die Ergebnisse umfangreicher Recherchen zusammen. ! Das Werk ist zwar ausserst informationsreich, dabei aber ubersichtlich und didaktisch geschickt und logisch aufgebaut. ... In der ... vorliegenden Neuauflage wurden uber 100 neue Literaturzitate aufgenommen ... Neue Graphiken ... stellen interessante Erganzungen dar. Hilfreich fur den ... Leser ist der neue Geographie-Index ..." (in: Biologie in unserer Zeit, September/2004, Vol. 34, Issue 5, S. 334)


Contents

Plant ecology at high elevations.- The alpine life zone.- Alpine climate.- The climate plants experience.- Life under snow: protection and limitation.- Alpine soils.- Alpine treelines.- Climatic stress.- Water relations.- Mineral nutrition.- Uptake and loss of carbon.- Carbon investments.- Growth dynamics and phenology.- Cell division and tissue formation.- Plant biomass production.- Plant reproduction.- Global change at high elevation.- References (with chapter annotation).- Index.- Color Plates.

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